Single Idea 21899

[catalogued under 7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / c. Becoming]

Full Idea

There is no being beyond becoming, nothing beyond multiplicity. ...Becoming is the affirmation of being.

Gist of Idea

There is no being beyond becoming


Gilles Deleuze (Nietzsche and Philosophy [1962], p.23), quoted by Todd May - Gilles Deleuze 2.09

Book Reference

May,Todd: 'Gilles Deleuze' [CUP 2006], p.60

A Reaction

This places Deleuze in what I think of as the Heraclitus tradition. Parmenides does Being, Heraclitus does Becoming, Aristotle does Beings.